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How do I set up my email address as an IMAP-account on Android?

HOW DO I SET UP MY EMAIL ADDRESS AS AN IMAP-ACCOUNT ON ANDROID?

The following guide will show you how to set up your email address as an IMAP-account on your Android device.
We've used a Sony device, but you should be able to follow along using others as well.


1. Go to Settings and click Accounts:


2. Press Add account


3. Press Email


4. Now you'll be asked to configure the basic settings. First enter your email address and press Next:

Now enter your password and press Next again:


5. Choose IMAP account when asked


6. Now you'll be asked to configure the incoming server settings

  1. User name: Enter your email address. We've used mail@surftown.email in our example
  2. Password: The email address' password
  3. IMAP-server: mail.surftown.com
  4. Security type: STARTTLS
  5. Port: 143
  6. IMAP path prefix: INBOX

Press Next


7. Now you'll be asked to configure the outgoing server settings

  1. SMTP server: Enter mail.surftown.com
  2. Security type: STARTTLS
  3. Port: Enter 587
  4. Require sign-in: Checked
  5. User name: Enter your email address. We've used mail@surftown.email in our example
  6. Password: The email address' password

Press Next


8. Now you'll be asked to configure some general account settings. Most of these you can change to your liking, but we recommend to check the Automatically (Push) option

Press Next


9. Now you'll be asked to name the account, and choose which name should be displayed as the sender. These settings have no impact on the functionality, so you can change these to your liking

Press Finish setup


And that's it, so you should be able to send and receive emails on your Android device.

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